Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Alaina, gr8pots, VegasGlider
Featured Member
Registered: 11/09/16
Posts: 241
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
Today at 10:10 AM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by KarenE
Today at 10:05 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by KarenE
Today at 09:51 AM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by Feather
10/14/17 06:43 PM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/14/17 04:37 PM
OK Tennessee/Georgia peeps! The time has come!!!
by cyndiekb
10/14/17 04:13 PM
Help! I don't know where my babies came from!
by bae
10/14/17 04:07 PM
One Year
by Ladymagyver
10/14/17 02:18 PM
Butterworms
by kidqwik
10/13/17 01:24 PM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Ladymagyver
10/13/17 02:01 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#194674 - 01/02/07 07:39 PM Newborn missing one eye?
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
I know a lot of you read this thread http://www.sugarglider.net/ubbthreads/ub...true#Post173086
about Sophie and her birth problems.

One of the boys detached tonight and he is missing an eyeball! cry I got to hold him and he doesn't have any other deformaties, except for where there are always two bulges under the closed eye, one is missing. The other baby hasn't detached, but appears to be normal and has both eyes.
I still can't find my camera cord and have a new one being shipped, so I can't upload any pics yet.

Has anyone ever heard of this? Any advice?
_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#194678 - 01/02/07 07:50 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? [Re: Chrissy]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Does the eyelid appear damaged at all? Or is the eyeball just missing from the socket without any lid damage? If the lid is damaged, his mother may have injured him. If not, then it may be a congenital deformity. Either way, a vet check is in order to make sure the joey is healthy otherwise.
_________________________
Suz Enyedy
:bb: Carina & Coobah
Allira & Gizmo :grey:
:grey: Picasso, Trinity Joy & Luna
:rbridge: DaisyMae; Darwin; Mareki; Mambo; Pika; Cricky; Reggie & Bobo, Pepe & Bittah


Suz' Sugar Gliders

Top
#194683 - 01/02/07 08:06 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? [Re: sugarglidersuz]
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
No, nothing is damaged, it looks like a normal closed joey eye, just missing the bulge. He is all the way back inside of Sophie's pouch nursing right now. He is otherwise healthy looking, a good size, a good strong cry.
_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#194699 - 01/02/07 08:31 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? [Re: Chrissy]
Anonymous
Unregistered


It does sound like a birth defect rather than an injury if the lid hasn't been damaged at all.

Top
#198215 - 01/09/07 10:24 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Chrissy]
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
Here are the pics that I took of the little guy. I know that it is a birth defect(and I wonder if that was him that I kept picking up from the drop pan), but my question is has anyone ever had this happen/have any advice for us? He is definitely going to stay here forever with me, but I would love to talk to someone that has seen/had this problem before. **thank you so much to Bourbon for helping me out in the birth defects thread hug2 **





Attachments
5301-babyeye.JPG (169 downloads)
5302-babyeye2.JPG (134 downloads)
5303-babyeye3.JPG (127 downloads)
5304-goodeye.JPG (107 downloads)
5305-holdingtight.JPG (116 downloads)
5306-missingeye.JPG (128 downloads)
5307-sweetbaby.JPG (132 downloads)

_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#198219 - 01/09/07 10:29 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Chrissy]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Aww he is too cute! missing eye or not! Sorry I don't have any advice on this since I have never had it happen. Good luck with him!

Top
#198222 - 01/09/07 10:33 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Chrissy]
Anonymous
Unregistered


He is so adorable! Congrats on your little baby...he's lucky to have you as his mommy! mlove

Top
#198321 - 01/10/07 06:03 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I would wait until his eyes were open before getting too freaked out. Maybe for some reason or another, that eye just isn't bulged out the way the other one is... I've seen joeys with eyes that look like both of his (bulging and flat), usually it's dependant on their face shape, but there could be other factors...

Top
#198374 - 01/10/07 09:45 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
I agree with Megan and Dez ... he is so cute... thanks for keeping us posted on the story...
_________________________
* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

Top
#198404 - 01/10/07 11:07 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Xglider]
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
Thanks guys! He is adorable! And full of spunk already smile
Leyna, thank you, I hadn't though of that! Hopefully that is the case, I just want to be prepared, and I wonder what it does look like under there. He actually looks better in those pics than when he first came oop (it was kind of sucked in a little) so your comment does give me hope smile
_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#198499 - 01/10/07 01:33 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Chrissy]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
mlove what a precious little cutie mlove

I can see from just a few of the pictures that he has a MOUTH on him....so sweet!

I hope he's OK...if he's not, he'll learn how to cope. (Remember, he won't KNOW he has a handicap unless you TREAT him like he has one.)
_________________________
Minkasmom (Papillon Kisses)
Slave to:
28 gliders,
5 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

Top
#200930 - 01/14/07 06:00 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: minkasmom]
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
Another update on my little man...I named him Rocco mlove
And his eyes are starting to open. He definitely doesn't have an eye in his right socket frown I am going to wait for him to get a little bit bigger and then take him to the vet to see if there is anything we can do for him.
Here are some new pics, taken today of him and his brother, who didn't detach until 3 days ago. smile



Attachments
5433-rocco1.JPG (99 downloads)
5434-Roccobaby.JPG (83 downloads)
5438-roccoeye.JPG (92 downloads)
5439-sophiesboys.JPG (71 downloads)
5440-Roccosbrother.JPG (70 downloads)
5441-roccosbro.JPG (73 downloads)

_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#200934 - 01/14/07 06:06 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Chrissy]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
they're beautiful Chrissy!
_________________________
~Becki & Crew~
Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

Top
#200939 - 01/14/07 06:16 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: BeckiT]
Anonymous
Unregistered


they are stunning.....The vet will probably want to stitch is eye closed.........they did that with my sweet doggy!!

Top
#200955 - 01/14/07 06:36 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


awwww chrissy he is just adorable and what a cutie too... with one eye or not it doesnt matter ... he is precious and lucky to have you as a mommy

Top
#200971 - 01/14/07 07:08 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
They are both adorable!
_________________________
Timmy, Gidget(RIP), Bandit, Petey(RIP), Phoebe, Jake (RIP) Piper(RIP), Pru(RIP), Paige, Cole, Molly(RIP), Oliver, Wyatt, Roo(RIP), Romeo, Pennie, Mandy(RIP), Madison, Garth, Kikipoo, Stasia, Bella, Petunia(RIP), Helen, Sydney, Kizzy and Sweet Pea's mom,
Mary

Top
#201026 - 01/14/07 08:17 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: pappy1264]
ValkyrieMome Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
I had a cat with one eye. Like 1duck1goose said, the vet will probably stitch it closed.

With my cat, the vet cut the eyelid top and bottom a little bit - I know it sounds gross, but she did it so that the two eyelids will actually grow together. Then when the stitches heal or come out, the eye will stay closed. It will actually be sealed.

Your babies are adorable!
_________________________
Alden
"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker


Mom to Valhalla; 6 cats; 1 macaw; 2 hedgehogs;
and very many great gliders!

(plus the 2 skin kids)
valkyriegliders.com

Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.

Top
#201031 - 01/14/07 08:21 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ValkyrieMome]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
either way.. adorable... [hugs]
_________________________
* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

Top
#201063 - 01/14/07 09:11 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: Xglider]
Anonymous
Unregistered


He is so adorable!

Top
#201070 - 01/14/07 09:22 PM Re: Newborn missing one eye? added **PICS** [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


They are both adorable no matter what!

Top
#211487 - 02/02/07 12:32 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Chrissy]
Chrissy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1010
Loc: Franklin, MA
Rocco had his vet appointment today and it went very well smile
His eye is nice and clean, not irritated, no other abnormalities, just missing an eyeball. At this point there isn't anything to do, he doesn't need it stitched closed, I just have to keep an eye on it and clean it with some saline solution if it gets gunky at all and watch for any infection.

Here are some new pics of him smile




Attachments
5823-rocsnuggle.JPG (81 downloads)
5824-rocco4weeks.JPG (84 downloads)
5825-rocclose.JPG (81 downloads)

_________________________
~Chrissy

A Cup of Sugar

Top
#211488 - 02/02/07 12:41 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Chrissy]
snowmanda Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 839
Loc: South Carolina
Rocco is lucky to have you for a mommy. You are the reason he is here. Its just meant to be. He's sssoooooo cute.
_________________________

Amanda mlove
Jesus Lover <><
Wife to the most awesomest husband, JoJo
Our Zoo
Suggies

Maven & Soven+Hurley & Roxy
Mandy+Luke & Zechariah
Weimies
Zach & Lila
Beardie
Moto



Top
#211523 - 02/02/07 05:13 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Chrissy]
Gossamer Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 1667
Loc: Long Island, NY
Looks like the size of his nose makes up for the missing eye grin He's a cutie.
_________________________
Jeannine

3 Cats (Spike, Kismet, Honeycat)
1 understanding Husband
1 WFB Neutered Glider boy - Grissom! (oop 8/7/06) :wfb:
1 BB Glider girl- Willows! (oop 1/7/07) :bb:

Top
#211541 - 02/02/07 06:58 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Gossamer]
Anonymous
Unregistered


He's so cute! And getting so big!

Top
#211548 - 02/02/07 07:42 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Oh he is adorable. Don't worry, he has personality and I bet since he's never had two eyes this isn't going to hinder him in any way.

Top
#211552 - 02/02/07 07:55 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: ]
Paula0442 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 3008
Loc: Williamsburg, VA & Whg, WV
Thank goodness he has you in his life Chrissy. You're wonderful and full of love.
_________________________
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
WOOOO HOOOO, WHAT A RIDE!!!



Top
#211570 - 02/02/07 08:23 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Paula0442]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
he's a beautiful boy Chrissy smile Like Jaimee mentioned, I'm betting he won't need a modified setup because he's never had that eye, he'll automatically learn with making the adjustments right away because he's never had the eye so there won't be anything to miss..
_________________________
~Becki & Crew~
Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

Top
#211588 - 02/02/07 08:50 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Chrissy]
Anonymous
Unregistered


He is so darn cute and like everyone else said, very lucky to have you in his life! mlove Keep the growing up pics coming!

Top
#211599 - 02/02/07 09:00 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: Chrissy]
Anonymous
Unregistered


awww! Cutie!

Top
#211609 - 02/02/07 09:12 AM Re: Newborn missing one eye? update on Rocco [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Very cute indeed!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
4 registered (Jen_faith, Nanina_Bryan, JanetGlider, Ladymagyver), 23 Guests and 51 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo, Jre2012, Shon_P
6379 Registered Users
Forum Stats
13 posts in the last 24hrs
6380 Members
134 Forums
8886 Topics
147780 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Beads wooden are they safe?
by tootles
10/14/17 06:20 PM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by Link
10/14/17 01:53 PM
One Year
by Stef333
10/14/17 09:16 AM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/13/17 08:23 PM
Fabric Softener Sheets
by Terry
10/11/17 08:53 PM
Still trying to bond with my gliders, almost a year
by April
10/11/17 07:57 PM
New Member!!!
by Luly
10/11/17 07:15 PM
Butterworms
by kidqwik
10/11/17 02:08 PM
New Mom..Bonding Questions
by Shon_P
10/10/17 06:29 PM
Second Thoughts
by Cherry
10/09/17 08:52 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202743
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464702
TEXAS 644439
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 586447
OHIO 503400
Member Titles 447397
MISSOURI 381857
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 358193
OKLAHOMA 342833
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 340714
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017